“A Tricky Plot” – Deacon Victor Cruz
“Esau’s Sensual Lifestyle” – Deacon Danny Shannon
“A Man of the Word” – Deacon Tom Mason
“A Lesson Well Learned” – Deacon Kenneth Truitt
“The Seed Snatched Away” – Deacon Sonny Harris
“Out of Sight, Out of Mind” – Deacon J. D. Walker
“Eli’s Wicked Sons” – Coach LaVaar Scott
“A Sneaky Proposition” – Brother Marvin Knight
“A Vulnerable Moment”- Brother Steve Harper
“An Irrational Reaction” – Deacon Alvin Walters
“Let’s Make It Official” – Brother Ted Dorsey
“The Deal Is Done” – Brother David Shannon
“Not Beyond Hope” – James Rhymes
Becoming God’s Man Today – Deacon Ronald Tookes
Principle 1 – Elder Billy Shannon
Principle 2 – Elder Jerome Matthews
Principle 3 – Elder Norman Stone
Personalizing These Principles – Deacon Ronald Tookes
1. In what ways do I allow my old fleshly nature to
influence what I do in my relationships with others? – Brother Steve Harper
2. When was the last time I took advantage of another
persons weaknesses – my wife, my children, my business associates, others. –
Deacon Sonny Harris
3. In what ways have I suffered the consequences for taking
advantage of other people? If I have not
at this point, what may happen? – Deacon Ronald Tookes
Set a Goal – Deacon Ronald Tookes
Memorize the Following Scripture – Psalm 51:10
Growing Together – Deacon Ronald Tookes
1. Why is this study so relevant to men in business? –
Deacon Alvin Walters
2. Would you feel free to share an experience in the
workplace where you’ve been tempted to violate God’s will? – Deacon Danny
3. How do you keep your motives pure – especially if you are
in the area of sales? Coach LaVaar Scott
4. Would you be
willing to share your temptations to violate God’s will in your family
Deacon Ronald Tookes
5. How has God helped you avoid manipulating people and
taking advantage of their weaknesses? Brother Ted Dorsey
End of Chapter Remarks – Rev. Dr. Robert Shannon
Team sports aren’t just for kids. They offer adults a wealth of benefits, including a greater feeling of well-being, reduced stress and a strong sense of community.
You have many options for finding an adult club or team-based sport in your area. Your local park and rec department or “Y” might sponsor such activities. The World Adult Kickball Association has expanded to provide adult leagues in a variety of sports from softball to soccer — learn more at kickball.com.
If your child is on a team that’s coached by an outside professional, that coach may know of adult sports teams looking for new members.
But just as you wouldn’t send a child out onto a playing field without some prep steps, you don’t want to join a pickup game of basketball or sign up for a soccer league without taking some precautions.
Stay sports safe:
- Get a “pre-season” physical.
- Stay strong and flexible with regular strength training and stretching.
- Warm up and cool down properly.
- Always wear protective gear and make sure needed equipment is in good condition.
- Make sure the field/court is in good condition.
- Avoid playing outdoors in bad weather to minimize injury risk.
- Hydrate as needed during play when you feel thirsty.
- Don’t play through pain — see your health-care provider or an orthopedist if you get injured.
Most sports injuries stem from a lack of education and awareness about safety, wearing the wrong equipment, and being out of condition. So bone up on the ins and outs of your sport and get a checkup — a sports physical — if you’re out of shape.
On game days, make sure that everyone follows safety rules. Know that some medications, like allergy or cold remedies, can dehydrate you, and adjust your water intake as needed. Also, take breaks to prevent overuse injuries.
Now, what are you waiting for? Get off the couch and into the game!